Friday, December 04, 2009

Found In Translation: Asian Traditions in Contemporary Art; Nov-Dec '05

Found In Translation is an exhibition that I am very proud of. Held at TORA Gallery in the scenic Skagit Valley of Washington State, the show brought together over 40 contemporary artists from the US & Japan whose work has been inspired by Asian traditions. Feature artists inlcuded furniture maker Evert Sodergren (whose chairs are featured in the Smithsonian,) sculptor Gerard Tsutakawa (whose giant "Glove" adrons the entryway of the Seattle Mariner's Safeco Field,) textile artist Kikuko Dewa (whose great uncle is a Textile National Living Treaure in Japan,) and many more talented individuals. It also featured live performance calligraphy by Chiyo Sanada and contemporary koto music by Silk Strings. Duo En's koto & shakuhachi concert and haiku reading in Japanese & English. Please visit for plenty of photos and information. This was a lot of work and a lot of fun!

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